Ultrasonic Article and Comments System


A community is a good thing and the SparkFun community is absolutely a wondrous beast. We decided to create a comments feature on the website that allows SparkFun users to post comments and feedback on our home page postings, our products, and our tutorials. It's a pretty neat new addition to the site with all sorts of features that we need to spell out. For the time being, you can log in to your SparkFun account and then post comments to the homepage. We'll be adding the comments ability to our tutorials and products very soon.

Fred Eady has written a nice article for the June edition of Servo Magazine featuring the Maxbotix ultrasonic distance sensors. If you've ever wondered how to get ranging, sonar, or ultrasonic distance out of a sensor, this article will break down the basics for you. The Maxbotix sensors continue to have stellar performance and KISS ease of use. Servo has generously posted the article for download, but it's 10MB(!) so right click here and save it to your desktop. Link to the software referenced in the article is here.

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  • There are only three print magazines that are good enough for me to keep a paid subscription: Circuit Cellar, Nuts & Volts, and Servo. I recommend all three highly.

  • I recently subscribed to Nuts and Volts after seeing it on your homepage. Five minutes ago, I subscribed to Servo Magazine!
    Can’t wait till my subscription arrives!!

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  • I have this sensor and have worked with it using the Atmel CPUs. The analog output is unstable. I had to use the PWM output; much more reliable.


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